Deciding to expand their MDF/HDF production lines with the help of the Krefeld press specialist both manufacturers produce, among other products, laminated wood based panels for the building and interior sectors.

Yekalon, one of the leading suppliers of building and decoration materials ordered an 8th generation 9ft x 33.8m ContiRoll press as the core of the line. The scope of supply will include a flash tube dryer by Büttner as well as a fibre screen made by Siempelkamp’s subsidiary CMC, Italy, the resin dosing system with Ecoresinator, and the compactor including a mat preheater.

The Thai Vanachai Group, leading company in the Thai wood based materials industry with a long-standing tradition in this sector, ordered a complete forming and press line for MDF/HDF with an 8ft x 25.5m ContiRoll press of the 8th generation.

The scope of supply for the finishing line includes a cooling and stacking line and an automatic storage system. As in the case with Yekalon, the production line is designed for high-quality thin board production. The objective is to manufacture boards with a thickness starting at 1.0mm.

Both companies plan to produce an annual capacity of 250,000m³ MDF/HDF after startup with startup for Yekalon scheduled for summer of 2017and Vanachaie for autumn 2017.